Chronicles the Punisher's actions from 1979-1982. In those four years, Frank Castle runs a foul, Jigsaw, Daredevil, a serial killer, a Junkie dressed up like Santa and a mess of thugs all "asking for it."
Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.
Will Yun Lee
The Punisher kills his way up the ladder of organized crime in NYC. He is relentless in his hunt for the Kingpin but before he can complete his revenge, one man stands in the Punisher's way... See full summary »
Frank Castle, the ex-military man whose family was killed by criminals, who became a vigilante known as the Punisher, goes after a whole mob family and gets everyone except enforcer Billy Russoti. He tracks Russoti down and chases him into a vat that is used for crushing bottles. Frank turns on the crusher hoping it would take care of him but it doesn't. He survives but sustains very severe injuries that even with plastic surgery his face looks like a jigsaw puzzle. So he decides to adopt the name Jigsaw. Frank who killed one of Russoti's people who unknown to him is an undercover Fed, decides to pack it in. But when he learns Russoti didn't die and is looking for the money he entrusted to the Fed and will go looking for it at his home which means his family is in danger. So Frank tries to save them. But Russoti wants revenge on Frank so he breaks out his brother who is so crazed that he is committed to an asylum, to deal with him. And also another Fed who's a friend of the man Frank ... Written by
Lexi Alexander initially passed on directing the film but later changed her mind after reading some of the Punisher comics and getting an assurance from Lionsgate that she could make the film as brutal as she liked, and that she could cast another actor as Frank Castle. See more »
At one hour into the movie, Jigsaw is sitting on stairs firing a gun. When the gun is out of bullets, you hear him yell "fuck!" but if you look at his mouth, he is saying "shit!" See more »
Loony Bin Jim:
Just when I think I'm okay... I catch my reflection in the mirror. Look what he's done to me! I'm horrible, horrible...
Loony Bin Jim:
No, no, no, no...
Loony Bin Jim:
Don't cry, brother. I promise you two things: one, I will kill Castle, slowly, and painfully. And two, you will never have to look at your reflection as long as you're with me.
[Jim runs wildly around the hallway, smashing all the mirrors. Jigsaw starts laughing]
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Ray Stevenson did an amazing job portraying exactly how the Punisher should have felt. You were able to get a real glimpse into why he does the things he does. No remorse for the wicked and evil.
This film was action packed and had a different feel for the storyline. Dominic West did an outstanding job as the Jigsaw and there was always a feeling that he was going to get his. A nice surprise was Doug Hutchinson who did a good job as the physcotic brother. The film flowed very nicely and had made sense which is very important in a film that is this fast paced. There was never a moment where there was to many screen cuts or to much camera motion. It flowed very smoothly.
The Music alone is worth seeing this film.
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